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  Global Security Study


  The Future Of US Middle East Policy

  Dealing With Iran And Non-State Actors


  July 28, 2014

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert


  What to Expect Next In Gaza Crisis?

  Risks For Israel, Region


  July 22, 2014

  Vantage Point Analysis


  What Differentiates The Israeli Operations?

  Protective Edge, Pillar Of Defense, And 2006 Israeli-Lebanon War


  July 21, 2014

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert

 

  Risks of Political Impasse in Afghanistan

  What It Means For North Waziristan Operation

 

  July 10, 2014

 

 

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective


  What Does Iraq Represent?

  The Ground Reality And Pubic Narrative


  June 30, 2014

 

   Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

 

  The Next Phase Of The Campaign Against Terror
  The Fight Between State And Non State Actors

 

  June 16, 2014

  Vantage Point Analysis

 

  Is Pakistan Parting With Some Good Taliban?
  Situation Of N Waziristan, Talks With TTP, Afghan Reconciliation

 

  May 30, 2014

  Vantage Point Analysis



  A Potential Military Operation In North Waziristan And Talks With TTP

  Assessing The Chances of Success

 
  February 14, 2014

 

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert


  The Race For Dealing With Emerging Challenges

  Framing And Surviving Change


  May 26, 2014

 

 

  Vantage Point Analysis

 

  Pakistan's War Against Terror And TTP

  It May Be Delayed But N. Waziristan Operation Likely Will Happen


  March 2, 2014

  Global Security Study


  The Power Dynamics Of Emerging, Established Powers

  US, Chinese Visions Compete In South Asia

 

  May 13, 2014

  Global Security Study


  Media Literacy And Ideological Divides

  The Challenge Of Interpreting The News Media?


  May 7, 2014

 

 

  Global Security Study


  How One Looks At The Map

  The Importance Of Vantage Point And South Asia

 

  April 21, 2014

 

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  Ukraine Crisis And The Pivot To Asia
  Managing The Rise Of China

 

  April 12, 2014

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Churchill Picket

Media Discussion: US-Pakistan Ties, N Waziristan Operation, Gaza Conflict, Shooting Down of Malaysian Plane
Mon, 21 Jul 2014

A media discussion on VOA Urdu Radio Program ‘In the News’ hosted by Shahnaz Nafees.

The debate revolves around:

- The visit of US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James Dobbins, to Pakistan, and the Special Assistant to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Tareq Fatemi’s, visit to the US.

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US, Chinese Visions Compete In South Asia
Tue, 13 May 2014

After more than a decade of status quo in the geopolitical environment of South Asia, the region is now entering a phase of tremendous flux. The transformation underway can be viewed from the regional lens and through the global angle.  

At the regional level, elections in Afghanistan and US withdrawal represents the first level of change. The Indian elections and its potential outcome, symbolizes the second level, while the tussles of Middle East demonstrates the third.

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US Middle East Policy; Dealing With Iran And Non-State Actors
Mon, 28 Jul 2014

The American Middle East policy stands at a crucial juncture. The dramatic turn of events in Iraq, overthrow of democratically elected government in Egypt, the continuing Syria quagmire, and now the Gaza crisis, are all demonstrating the pressure points. The war on terror is covering ever-wider span, to include South and Central Asia and North Africa. The original Al Qaeda has over the years morphed in to a phenomenon called Al Qaeda and Associates, represented by groups such as IS (previously ISIS).

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The European Crisis Over Ukraine, Crimea And NATO, China
Wed, 02 Apr 2014

The debate has continued over what more NATO and European Union can do to punish Russia for taking over Crimea and to stop it from going any further. History is replete with similar scenarios with one or the other European power over stretching itself based on false sense of the ground situation, while attempting to change borders and correct history.

The fear is that appearing weak, or worse, not doing anything, can encourage further expansion that could later require an even bigger and costly response.

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US Middle East Policy; Dealing With Iran And Non-State Actors
Mon, 28 Jul 2014

The American Middle East policy stands at a crucial juncture. The dramatic turn of events in Iraq, overthrow of democratically elected government in Egypt, the continuing Syria quagmire, and now the Gaza crisis, are all demonstrating the pressure points. The war on terror is covering ever-wider span, to include South and Central Asia and North Africa. The original Al Qaeda has over the years morphed in to a phenomenon called Al Qaeda and Associates, represented by groups such as IS (previously ISIS).

More...
US Middle East Policy; Dealing With Iran And Non-State Actors
Mon, 28 Jul 2014

The American Middle East policy stands at a crucial juncture. The dramatic turn of events in Iraq, overthrow of democratically elected government in Egypt, the continuing Syria quagmire, and now the Gaza crisis, are all demonstrating the pressure points. The war on terror is covering ever-wider span, to include South and Central Asia and North Africa. The original Al Qaeda has over the years morphed in to a phenomenon called Al Qaeda and Associates, represented by groups such as IS (previously ISIS).

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Geopolitical Situation

Issue Brief

The Arab Fissions And Gaza Crisis
Wed, 23 Jul 2014

As the Gaza crisis unfolds, the Arab world is also engulfed in the Arab Awakening and the ever widening War and Terror. Meanwhile, the global power tussles are also escalating in the region. While the American perception has deteriorated due to the campaign against extremists, the Russians have gained in places like Syria. Iraq and Egypt both have shown indications on moving closer to Russia, especially when they don’t get what they want from the West.

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Analysis of Perception and Perspective

What Does Iraq Represent; Ground Reality And Public Narrative
Mon, 30 Jun 2014

More and more the ground reality is at odd with the narrative that is presented publicly to explain it.

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Global Security Advisor

Global Security StudiesUS Middle East Policy; Dealing With Iran And Non-State Actors
Mon, 28 Jul 2014

The American Middle East policy stands at a crucial juncture. The dramatic turn of events in Iraq, overthrow of democratically elected government in Egypt, the continuing Syria quagmire, and now the Gaza crisis, are all demonstrating the pressure points.

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Risk Assessment

Entropy AlertWhat to Expect Next In Gaza Crisis; Risks For Israel, Region
Tue, 22 Jul 2014

The present schism in the region and Iran’s engagement in nuclear talks with the West, allows Israel the opportunity to act without liability against Hamas and Gaza.

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PoliTact's Forecast

The Dynamics Of Societal And Institutional Drifts In The Middle East And South Asia
Mon, 24 Mar 2014

As the societies in the Islamic world undergo rapid transition, its institutions of governance are being pushed to adjust. Some of the major causes of this high flux are, for example, the campaign against extremists and the Arab Spring.

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